20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly to Las Vegas, Bus to Beatty
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive

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Las Vegas

— 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. Shop till you drop at The Strip and Rick's Restorations. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Clark County Heritage Museum in Henderson, approximately Henderson away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, and browse the different shops at Downtown Container Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Las Vegas. February in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and finally look for gifts at The Last Bookstore. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, take a stroll through Old Pasadena, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in February; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 71°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at de Young Museum, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, get engrossed in the history at Beatty Museum & Historical Society, then look for gifts at Death Valley Nut & Candy, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park day trip app.

Getting from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in February since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Merced River. On your second day here, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in February, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 48°F and 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Palm Springs

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert and Ruddy's General Store Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Murray Canyon Trail and South Lykken Trail. When in Palm Springs, make a side trip to see Palm Desert Cross Hiking Trail in Palm Desert, approximately Palm Desert away.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Palm Springs with the Route module. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 77°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 2 nights
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, stop by Sebastian General Store, then examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Simeon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in February, with highs in San Simeon at 66°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.